The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a terrible toll on lives, illness, and economic devastation and it is having diverse effects on violence and crime. Daily Prevention News publishes weekly a Corona Crime Issue dedicated to collect related news and information.
- ‘We are witnessing a crime against humanity’: Arundhati Roy on India’s Covid catastrophe
It’s hard to convey the full depth and range of the trauma, the chaos and the indignity that people are being subjected to. Meanwhile, Modi and his allies are telling us not to complain. Source: The Guardian
- Podcast: Lessons from Lockdown - Martin Glynn on crime and race
In this short ‘Lessons from Lockdown’ podcast, Jess Miles speaks to Martin Glynn, criminologist, on lessons government should be learning at this time around crime and race. Source: Transforming Society
- Covid is making pretrial detention even longer
An uprising this month showed how Covid-related delays to court proceedings have kept people in jail longer, even amid efforts to reduce the incarcerated population. Source: CityLab
- Can ‘Open Streets’ Outlast the Pandemic?
Traffic-restricted streets were a major Covid-era intervention in U.S. cities. A year later, some are making these programs permanent; others are more eager to push the barriers aside. Source: CityLab
- Children globally rely on the internet during Covid19
During COVID19 it has become more urgent than ever to recognise the importance of the digital environment for children and young people. In a digital world, internet access is a vital gateway for both the realisation and violation of children’s rights. Recently the global #CovidUnder19 project released new findings on how children are relying on the internet for their information, education and participation. Source: Global Kids Online
Please find more information and news about the interlinkages between the Coronavirus, Crime and Violence in German published every Tuesday on our German News Service Tägliche Präventions News.